Brodie was the beloved dog of a little boy, and he died. The story begins just as he goes to something like dog heaven, but Brodie isn't quite ready to go yet. He wants to go back to help his boy. There are a lot of things he needs to learn about life after death, including which spirit animals he can trust, and which ones (stuck on Earth) are villains to avoid.
Told entirely from Brodie's perspective, there are some dark references to a parent's physical abuse of a child. You will need tissues for the first chapter, and in the middle, and - well, just have a bunch of tissues. Dog lovers will want to read this all the way through in one sitting, tears and all.
"It felt like every good thing was gone forever. It felt like every last ray of sunlight was lost to shadow. It felt like every laugh from his boy's mouth was turned to sobs. It felt like his tail would never, could never wag again."
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